Who Is America? + Limonana

Who Is America? is a hacktastic chronicle of our postmodern reality. In the same vain as Nathan For You, Sacha Baron Cohen takes social awkwardness to a horrifying and hysterical extension.

Baron Cohen’s ridiculous characters and his unwitting participants’ reactions are cry-laugh inducing. At the same time he points out the corruption that pervades our culture, from politics to the art scene to popular culture. The one uniting theme in America, and indeed in humanity, is that power corrupts. Knowing the problem is the first step, humor is the antidote.

The Pairing

In honor of Captain Erran Morad’s successful anti-terrorism training of Jason Spencer, tonight’s pairing for Who Is America? is an American Limonana.

Limonana is a popular drink in Israel (Morad’s homeland). The drink is traditionally prepared with an anise-flavored Israeli spirit named Arak and mixed with lemonade and mint leaves. Americans are always looking to take it up a notch, so we replaced the Arak with absinthe for a little psychedelic kick.

[American] Limonana Recipe

[Ingredients]

  • 1.5 oz Arak or Absinthe
  • 5 oz lemonade
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, muddled
  • ice

[Method]

  1. Muddle mint leaves in absinthe.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with lemonade and juiced lime.
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